stipe


stipe
/stuyp/, n.
1. Bot., Mycol. a stalk or slender support, as the petiole of a fern frond, the stem supporting the pileus of a mushroom, or a stalklike elongation of the receptacle of a flower.
2. Zool. a stemlike part, as a footstalk; stalk.
[1775-85; < F < L stipes post, tree trunk or branch, log]

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Universalium. 2010.

Synonyms:
, / (of a pistil) / (of a mushroom or fungus) /